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Car Accidents Caused By Defective Traffic Lights

Traffic lights play an incredibly important role in roadway safety. They regulate the flow of traffic on busy streets and prevent the collisions and confusion that would surely arrive without their presence. When stop lights fail to work properly due to the negligence of the manufacturer or the municipal agency charged with their maintenance, serious car accidents can occur.

If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by defective or malfunctioning traffic lights, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. To speak with a knowledgeable and understanding attorney, contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

Hazards Created By Traffic Light Failures

Traffic lights are so thoroughly integrated into our daily driving that it is easy to take their proper function for granted. Mishaps do occur, however, and the traffic signals that unconsciously depend on can instead pose a severe threat to the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike. The following are representative hazards created by traffic light failures:

  • Drivers may turn across lanes of oncoming traffic
  • Drivers on perpendicular streets may both attempt to drive through an intersection at the same time
  • Drivers may fail to stop while pedestrians are crossing the street under the perceived safety of a crossing signal
  • Conflicting lights may make it necessary for a driver to aggressively brake, possibly causing him or her to lose control of a vehicle

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Do not delay seeking the financial compensation that you are due if you have been hurt in a car accident caused by a defective traffic light. Contact the Sheboygan car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.

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